Exclusive Timepieces 17 October 2021 | Monaco

Auction Details

It is with great pleasure that we present you our new catalogue of fall 2021. A wonderful journey through the world of watch collecting.

Morning Session:
10:30 AM CEST – lots 100 to 169
Afternoon Session:
2:30 PM CEST – lots 170 to 288

241 Vacheron Constantin Elegant and Sophisticated Waterproof Calatrava Automatic Wristwatch in Pink Gold, Reference 4870, With Two-Tone Guillochè Dial

Estimate: € 5,000 –⁠ 10,000

Sold € 14,950

Lot Description

Model: Calatrava
Reference: 4870
Case Material: Pink Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1950's
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: P499
Case N°: 344024
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

Time-only watches weren’t the main goal for the Swiss watchmaker but with a widespread economic crisis in the 40’s-50’s, customer’s pockets could not afford exaggerated expenses with buying complicated watches. This pushed Vacheron Constantin to focus its attentions and efforts in the creation of some absolutely interesting and charming dials layout. The present reference 4870 it’s an oversized version of a time-only wristwatch composed of a two body case with concave lugs interlay realized in pink gold and preserved in incredibly fresh conditions. The most interesting thing is undoubtedly the silvered dial adorned with and inner smooth part with perlage for minutes and seconds and a more refined guillochè decoration with applied gold dart and pyramid indexes and Arabic 12. Extremely handsome, this large vintage time-only Vacheron Constantin specimen offers a great value for an all gold watch.